Permit approved for home occupation
A conditional-use permit allowing personal training and nutritional counseling services to operate in a South Hill Road residence was unanimously approved Monday by the Board of Adjustment. This home occupation will be operated by Petra Dotson, who will offer these professional services in the basement of her house and not have any employees. Dotson told the board she plans to offer mostly one-on-one personal training sessions, but may also have semi-private sessions with up to four clients. She will also offer one or two-hour workshops once a month – at most – with up to 15 people each. No one spoke in opposition to Dotson’s request. Board members David Prewitt and Frank Stark were absent. Variances approved The board unanimously approved a 6-foot height variance that allows Kimberly Jo Wilson to keep a detached accessory structure on the property of her residence at 276 Dunroven Road. Wilson noted in her application that she was unaware of the ordinance’s height restrictions when the accessory structure was constructed at a height that was 6 feet taller than her home. “The only issue is the height,” said Planning Director Pattie Wilson. She acknowledged there was no question related height restrictions on the permit to build an accessory structure, but “there is now.” The board also unanimously approved a rear-yard setback variance so Gerry Prout can construct a first-floor addition (a bedroom and covered porch) on the rear of her home at 537 Berlin Drive. No neighbors voiced objection to the request and one wrote a letter in support of the request.